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Everything we know about Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer

While Cyberpunk 2077 is an exceptional single-player game, many want to know if the futuristic RPG will ever have a multiplayer experience.

Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer was initially a massive and ambitious goal for the team at CD Projekt Red – however, thanks to its infamously bumpy launch and a focus on improving the game, this goal hasn’t been realized.

Thanks to all of those improvements, Cyberpunk now proudly stands as one of the best RPG games you can play right now. But what’s happened to those plans to bring multiplayer to this universe? Here’s what you need to know

Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer game cancelled

CDPR initially had plans to release a standalone, triple-A Cyberpunk multiplayer game as its next project after Cyberpunk 2077. However, in 2021, the company confirmed that it was canceling that project.

When it announced that cancelation, CDPR’s then president and joint-CEO Adam Kiciński said: “Instead of primarily focusing on one big online experience or game, we are focusing on bringing online into all of our franchises one day.”

However, no official plans to bring multiplayer support to Cyberpunk 2077 have been confirmed or even alluded to yet.

Things are looking rosier for its sequel, though – in 2024, joint-CEO Michal Nowakowski said that CDPR was considering adding multiplayer to its next Cyberpunk game.


How could multiplayer work in Cyberpunk?

In its most simple form, online multiplayer support in an RPG like Cyberpunk could involve the ability to play its story co-operatively with a friend. Series such as Diablo and Baldur’s Gate have been doing this for years.

Alternatively, it could down the route of Grand Theft Auto Online, which released alongside GTA 5. This could see dozens of players all existing in a shared version of the game’s open world, completing missions, fighting over turf, racing each other in vehicles, and much more.

A final option would be to add separate competitive multiplayer modes, similar to how The Last of Us added its Factions multiplayer experience. We think PvP FPS game modes would work really well in the Cyberpunk universe, given 2077’s slick gunplay.

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So, while Cyberpunk 2077 probably isn’t going to get any kind of multiplayer spinoff or online support, there is still hope for its sequel further down the line.